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1063 Lower Main St Ste C101, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-6004
(808) 242-9630
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great little restaurant with authentic fresh Japanese food

A little out of the way restaurant - you'd miss it from the road.... But turn into a small car park with other small restaurants.... And you'll see it right down the end. Food comes out quick, basic restaurant set up, but service is great. They accommodated our group of 16 well and food all come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Kttreadinglightly
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Clinton, NJ
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145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

There aren't many choices in Wailuku. Locals eat here. Nothing fancy. Only Bud, no Japanese beers. Box B was a good choice including really light tempura.. Teriyaki steak alone just too much fat. Service was really slow for us. Was it because there was a lot of take out orders or we were tourists? Easy to miss from the road.... More 

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Thank EV8
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

A little out of the way restaurant - you'd miss it from the road.... But turn into a small car park with other small restaurants.... And you'll see it right down the end. Food comes out quick, basic restaurant set up, but service is great. They accommodated our group of 16 well and food all come out with good time.... More 

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Thank Kttreadinglightly
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I love the food, service, and prices. Their menu is great. I love the food. I hope they stay in business a long time to come. I will keep coming again and again. Keep up the great food!

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Thank Burton Y
Maui
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've been going to Tokyo Tei since not long after it opened, so I am probably biased. But there's still nothing like it anywhere else on Maui.............when it's good, it's incredibly good. When it's having a so-so day, it's still better than most Asian places. Tokyo Tei is old school; don't expect fawning service, fancy tables, or silverware. Instead, enjoy... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Amen to those that say it's not fancy-schmancy. It's in a hard-to-find strip mall off lower main street through Wailuku. Reasonable prices, authentic Hawaiian-Japanese flavors. Mo betta than the restaurants in Lahaina!

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1 Thank abn801
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141 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to try this place again! My first experience wasn't so good. This time, the service and food was very tasty! I had combo b ( shrimp tempura, steak, sashimi) $16.50, hubby had combo c ( miso butterfish, tonkatsu, sashimi) )$15.50, kids had chicken katsu. All meals came with tea, rice, miso soup. The food was tasty... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While traveling in central Maui we wanted to go to a Japanese restaurant. We looked at Yelp and Tokyo TEI had 4 stars so we decided to eat there. The restaurant is hidden in the back wall of the multi level garage, so you can't see it from the street. It looked very run down. As we walked inside the... More 

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Makawao
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is my favorite hole in the wall (LOCAL) place for Japanese food on Maui. This is NOT Wailea/Lahaina fancy shmancy...I sat down after my work-out class in my shorts and tank top at 5pm when the place opens for dinner. It is tucked under the garage of an apartment and business complex (Puuone Towers, Lower Wailuku) and right next... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have eaten here several times.. the staff is friendly but dining area is small.. The food seems to be made with a little more salt that I prefer.. Big note: this is right near a Korean Bar...some people with smaller children may be a little put off

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Thank Deb4112013
Wailuku, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is very local style, great for families. The food is very good if you like Japanese food. The prices are very reasonable and the staff very friendly. I will return often.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1063 Lower Main St Ste C101, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-6004
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: (808) 242-9630

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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